JERRY EDWARD “J.R.” ALLEN
WHITESBORO — Funeral services for Jerry Edward “J. R.” Allen, 75, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Jerry Davis officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Macomb Cemetery in Whitesboro.
A visitation service is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home.
He passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Denison.
Jerry was born on Oct. 24, 1937, to Homer S. and Lois (Huff) Allen in Whitesboro.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1960. He worked for Braniff Airlines and General Dynamics, and later retired from Tanglewood Resorts as a salesman. He married Azzaline Earnhart in June 1982. They were married until her passing on Oct. 10, 1986. He was an independent man who liked to do things his own way. He was a believer who loved his family. He made time to speak with his brother, Kenneth, every single day. He would help anyone in need of assistance.
He is survived by his brother, Kenneth Allen and his wife Barbara of Denton; nephew, Zachary Allen and wife Cassie and their daughter Kylie of Denton; nephew, Toby Allen of Denton; niece, Lacey Allen of Little Elm; uncle, Dr. Gene Huff and wife Gwen, of Whitesboro; good friend, David Erwin of Whitesboro; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Azzaline Allen; and his parents, Homer S. and Lois (Huff) Allen.
MARY GWENDOLYN RINEY BRIDGES
PILOT POINT — Mary Gwendolyn Riney Bridges, 88, of Pilot Point, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.
Mary was born in Pilot Point on Nov. 6, 1924, to Paul and Alma Kilpatrick Riney.
She married Thomas James Bridges in October 1941, in Pilot Point. She later married Ray Davis on March 25, 1965.
Visitation is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Huff/Slay Chapel in Pilot Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. in Pilot Point at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with burial at St. Thomas Cemetery.
Mary is survived by her son, Harold Bridges of Pilot Point; three daughters, Nelda Cartlidge of Malakoff, Sandie King of Gainesville and Cathy Lee of Pilot Point; four brothers, Bud Riney of Pilot Point, Glen Riney of Irving, Ross Riney of Lucas and Sam Riney of New Jersey; four sisters, Polly Boerner of Pilot Point, Alta Jo Gillen of Pilot Point, Betty Cox of Collinsville and Carolyn Story of McKinney; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her husbands; five brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services are under the direction of Terri Slay at Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point.